Posted 8/19/2014 2:34 PM (GMT -7)
Ok so I only missed work yesterday due to anxiety so far due to my recent troubles with anxiety. My severe anxiety flare up or panic attack (whatever you want to call it) came Saturday night.
I went back to my pdoc and he put me back on 20 mg of lexapro which I was on for 2 years and did fine with it before. The problem? My anxiety is still sky-high right now. Thank god I found my old xanax script and I started cutting the xanax in half. I took a half last night to sleep, a half this morning to go to work, and a half to get through the end of work (I was so mad I had to do that, I couldn't make it through the last 2 hours without it).
My question is....should I continue to take the xanax script during the first 2-3 weeks until the lexapro kicks in like it used to? I can't afford to have the high anxiety symptoms at work. At home is one thing.....but at work I can't. My main 3 symptoms when my anxiety is high is jittery, headaches, and irritable. But all 3 of them go to the extreme. I can't afford being irritable and saying something stupid at work just due to the fact that I decided to try and come off my medicine.....
Thanks in advance guys.